The Small Years by Frank Kendon Find!
The Small Years is a clear, straightforward, and beautifully expressed account of Frank Kendon's memories of his early childhood in rural Kent. He was born in 1893, and grew up in a school founded by his grandfather, in a small hamlet in the middle of the Weald of Kent, surrounded by woodland, fields and meadows. The village of Goudhurst was only a few miles away, but rarely was it part of Kendon's world:
Our very remoteness made us a world to ourselves: we were as self-supporting as civilization would allow
There are some wonderfully detailed descriptions of the natural world, observed intimately through all the senses, but
Nature was not our background ..... We were wild creatures of the woods, too
A book full of charm, but thankfully devoid of sentimentality.
4 October 2009 from Julia
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